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Invisalign clear aligner therapy with our North Houston dentist is a great alternative to traditional braces, especially for teenagers. If you have a young adult in your life that would benefit from straighter teeth, consider the following advantages of Invisalign vs. conventional braces:

Better Self-Confidence

Metal braces, brackets, and wires are bulky and obvious. They can also trap food or take time to learn how to speak with them in your mouth.  With so many teenagers worried about the impressions that they make, braces can really diminish the way they feel about themselves.  Invisalign aligners are so clear that they’re practically invisible. Your teen’s confidence and self-esteem won’t be negatively affected. 

No “Metal Mouth” Jokes

Another great thing about Invisalign braces being invisible is that your teenager will be less likely to fall victim of bullying or be teased by others for having a mouth full of metal.

Oral Hygiene Is Easier to Maintain

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Braces make it difficult for anyone to clean their teeth.  Not only is oral care tedious and time-consuming, but doing it properly requires special instruments.  Since Invisalign aligners are removable, keeping up with your normal brushing and flossing routine is as easy as ever.

They Can Play Instruments

Traditional braces sometimes make it difficult to play certain instruments in the school band. In some cases, a special mouthpiece must be worn to be able to make the proper notes. With Invisalign this isn’t an issue—your child can play whatever instruments they’d like, and no specific gear is required.

No Special Mouthguard for Athletes

When in braces, the standard athletic mouthguard won’t fit – so you have to invest in one that can be used with braces.  Since Invisalign is easily removable, you can simply take your aligners out, wear your standard mouthpiece during your game, and replace the aligners right after. 

There are No Diet Restrictions

Braces prevent you from being able to eat some of the foods you love.  Soft bread, chewing gum, and sticky foods should be avoided because they can break or damage the components of the braces, and even make them difficult to clean.

Invisalign aligners need to be removed to eat, therefore, you’re free to have your usual diet without the fear of negative consequence. 

We Can Keep Track of Their Progress

Invisalign Teen is a special kind of Invisalign treatment that has a built-in tracker in each aligner.  We understand that teenagers live busy lives and that wearing their aligners isn’t always one of their priorities. Because of that, Invisalign Teen was designed for young adults, their parents and dental professionals to track how long they wear their trays.

Fewer Dental Visits

Invisalign doesn’t require constant adjustments like metal braces do.  Each time you come to the office we’ll give you several sets of aligners to take home.  When you run out, you’ll return for us to quickly check your progress, and send you home with the next several sets of trays.

Invisalign in Houston

You can find the best Invisalign dentist right here in North Houston. Come see Dr. Sasan Bastani, DDS today to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign or Invisalign Teen.